Child, Youth and Family Program
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
(416) 535-8501 ext. 4959
Dr. Joanna Henderson is an Independent Clinician Scientist and the Head of Research with the Child, Youth & Family Program. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Henderson is a lead investigator on a Health Canada-funded project aimed at improving pathways to care for youth and their families through cross-sectoral collaborations. She is a principal investigator on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Emerging Team grant to develop innovative approaches to understanding and addressing child and adolescent mental health and substance use concerns. Dr. Henderson is also a co-investigator on a CIHR Emerging Team grant in Knowledge Translation and Exchange for Agencies Serving Women with Substance Use Issues entitled Connections. It aims to improve services to women with substance use concerns and their children. Dr. Henderson’s research interests focus on improving service delivery and access to care for youth and families, youth treatment engagement, collaborative models of service delivery and knowledge translation and exchange.